Health Information Technology
With the adoption of electronic patient records and legal and regulatory standards, it certainly requires the latest training to have a career in the medical records field.
SFCC's Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the medical records management profession.
The HIT program is a two-year program that teaches students how to maintain the security, integrity, confidentiality, and availability of medical records in every type of health care setting.
A Professional Certificate in Medical Coding provides students the basic skills needed for entry-level positions and quick entry into the workforce. Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health care related organizations.
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Courses will be offered online, and clinicals will be at various locations.
Job outlook is good!
The health care industry is expected to generate 3.2 million new jobs by 2018, based on projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An estimated 6,000 new health information management positions will need to be filled every year to accommodate industry growth and attrition.
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Beverly Wilwohl, RHIT, CPC
Program accreditation pending
The HIM/HI (degree level) program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).